September 29, 2021

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Socceroos news 2021, Martin Boyle new Hibernian deal, Aberdeen transfer, SPFL, Celtic, scores, results, Tom Rogic


Socceroos winger Martin Boyle has rejected a big-money move to Scottish rivals Aberdeen before subsequently signing a fresh long-term deal with Hibernian.

Boyle is coming off the back of a career-best year in which he guided Hibs to third in the Scottish Premiership and has continued that hot form with five goals in seven appearances so far this season.

That saw Aberdeen offer Hibernian £500,000 ($A955,000) to sign the Australian. But Boyle rejected that on Monday, before signing a fresh three-year contract on Wednesday which will see him remain at Hibernian until at least mid-2024.

He said: “I was heading towards Asda to get my shopping when I got the phone call.

“I was told Aberdeen had bid and it was flattering. It’s my hometown club, I supported them at a young age.

“But at the same time, I have lived in Edinburgh for years and this is my home now. It was nothing to do with Aberdeen.

“This (new contract) has been in the pipeline for months. Nothing had changed.”

Elsewhere in Scotland, Tom Rogic continued his strong run of form with a second assist in three days for Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic.

Rogic set up the first goal in a 2-0 home win over AZ Alkmaar 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier. Read more about that here.

Here’s a wrap-up of a host of Aussies around the world in our Roo Radar!

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Austria

James Holland, LASK – did not play.

Belgium

Trent Sainsbury, KV Kortrijk

After starting for the second-straight game, Sainsbury was taken off at halftime in a 2-0 defeat, his side having conceded after just nine minutes.

Denmark

Zach Duncan, AGF

Hasn’t played in the last three matches

Alex Gersbach, AGF

Also hasn’t played in the last three matches – all defeats for AGF.

Awer Mabil, Midtjylland and Lawrence Thomas, SonderjyskE

Mabil came off the bench and picked up an assist for Midjtylland in a 2-0 win over SønderjyskE. Fellow Aussie Lawrence Thomas was in goals for the SønderjyskE.

Midjtylland opened the scoring in the fourth minute through Junior Brumado, who was sent off after half an hour. Then Mabil teed up Victor Lind to seal the game in the 88th minute.

England

Daniel Arzani, Manchester City

Still no news on his loan move to another City Group franchise Lommel SK, having appeared in a friendly for the Belgian team last weekend. He was absent as Lommel fell to a 3-2 defeat in their first league match of the season.

Caleb Watts, Southampton

Watts’ season got off to a poor start with a 3-0 defeat at home to Norwich’s U23s. He played the full match and picked up a yellow card for his U-23 Saints side.

Kenny Dougall, Blackpool

Dougall played the full game for newly-promoted Championship side Blackpool as they were well outclassed in a 2-0 defeat to Cardiff City. He came off the bench for the second stanza in their second game, a 1-0 loss to Coventry City.

Tyrese Francois, Fulham

After starting the first game of the Championship season, a 1-1 draw, he came off the bench for a handful of minutes in their second match – a 5-1 romp over Huddersfield. He was an unused sub in a 2-1 win over Millwall.

Riley McGree, Birmingham City

Hasn’t featured in the club’s first three league matches.

Harry Souttar, Stoke

Souttar has made two league starts from their first three games, a clean sheet in a goalless draw against McGree’s Birmingham and then a 3-1 win over Swansea.

France

Denis Genreau, Toulouse

22-year-old midfielder Genreau came off the bench for his debut at the second-tier side, playing 13 minutes in a 1-0 win over SC Bastia.

Germany

Ajdin Hrustic, Eintracht Frankfurt

Hrustic – having recovered from Covid-19 – came off the bench for Eintracht Frankfurt in their Bundesliga opener against Borussia Dortmund. But it was a brutal start to the season with a 5-2 defeat thanks to Erling Haaland’s brilliance.

Brandon Borrello, Dynamo Dresden

Injured (broken metatarsal on his left foot), no specified return date.

John Iredale, SC Padeborn

Hasn’t played for his new club yet.

Jackson Irvine, St. Pauli

Also hasn’t featured yet, reportedly due to fitness.

Israel

Ryan Strain, Maccabi Haifa

Strain made his first start, playing 80 minutes in a 1-0 defeat to HB Tórshavn. But it was a second leg of a Europa Conference League qualifying tie in which Maccabi won the previous leg 7-2 and will progress.

Italy

Fran Karacic, Brescia

Wasn’t in the squad as his Brescia lost on penalties in the first round of the Coppa Italia to Crotone. The Serie B season starts this weekend.

Japan

Adam Taggart, Cerezo Osaka

Taggart played 80 minutes in a 2-1 league defeat to Avispa Fukuoka. He also played an hour in a 1-0 cup win over Sagan Tosu. In 10 appearances this season, he has just one goal.

Mitch Langerak, Nagoya Grampus

Langerak picked up another clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Shonan Bellmare on the weekend, and backed it up with the same scoreline in a cup win over Vissel Kobe.

Mitch Duke, Fagiano Okayama

The 30-year-old picked up his first goal for second-tier side Fagiano Okayama in his second game since signing after the Olympics. He scored in a 1-1 draw with Machida Zelvia.

Kuwait

Ryan McGowan, Kuwait SC

His first appearance likely won’t be until the Cup opens the campaign on 10 Sept, with the league beginning after that.

Netherlands

Danny Vukovic, N. E. C Nijmegen

Was left on the bench for the season opener, a brutal 5-0 defeat away to Ajax.

Scotland

Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Ross County

Did not play

Serbia

Milos Degenek, Red Star Belgrade

Degenek lasted just 45 minutes in Red Star’s Europa League qualifier before being substituted, apparently due to injury. Belgrade beat Romanian side CFR Cluj 4-0 in a first leg victory.

Spain

Mat Ryan, Real Sociedad

Still recovering from surgery.

Turkey

Aziz Behich, Istanbul Basaksehir

We’re still awaiting updates on his potential move to newly-promoted Turkish side Giresunspor. Behich was left out of Basaksehir’s squad for a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Alanyaspor.

USA

Brad Smith, Seattle Sounders

Played 62 minutes in a thrilling 6-2 win on the weekend, and was one of eight starters rested for a 1-0 win over FC Dallas today. Seattle sit top of the Western Conference with 39 points from 20 games.



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